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Introduction to Ecovillages with the Global Ecovillage Network [Webinar]

October 19, 2021


12:00 PM

1:30 PM


October 19th | 12-1:30pm Eastern

Introduction to Ecovillages with the Global Ecovillage Network

Join us to explore the fundamentals of ecovillage design and how these communities incorporate regenerative principles to make life better.

What makes ecovillages different from other intentional communities?

How are ecovillages contributing to co-create a regenerative culture?

What’s it like to live in an ecovillage?

In this 90-minute interactive webinar, we’ll explore the history, principles, practices, and methodologies of ecovillages worldwide, with an emphasis on the transformative potential of the ecovillage approach.

This event also includes an introduction to the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), an introduction to the Map of Regeneration and the Ecovillage Principles, and ecovillage solutions from around the world.

During this session you will gain:

  • An overview of the Global Ecovillage Network and the Ecovillage Movement worldwide
  • Skills for measuring your alignment (OR the alignment of communities and organizations you live in or work with) with an ecovillage or regenerative lifestyle
  • Inspirations from ecovillages on how to face the multiple crises we are living.

Meet the Presenter

Taisa Mattos

Taisa is the Education & Research Coordinator at the Global Ecovillage Network and works as an internal trainer and consultant in the fields of sustainability, social innovations, and community life. She has coordinated and taught Gaia Education and UNESCO certified Ecovillage Design Education Programmes globally since 2009.

Taisa is the author of the book Ecovillages: Building a Regenerative Culture. She holds a maters degree in Communities and Social Ecology and is also a Professor at the Post-Graduate Program of Pedagogy of Cooperation and Social Methodologies in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Taisa has contributed to transition initiatives both in urban and rural and is the lead author of the GEN Regenerative Urban Communities Manual.

GEN is a growing network of regenerative communities and initiatives, founded in 1995, and with consultative status to UN ECOSOC and UNEP. Comprising of five continental networks and a youth arm, GEN reaches out to around 7,000 communities in 114 countries, building bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures.



Webinar — Intro to Ecovillages with the Global Ecovillage Network


Date: October 19th

Time: 12:00-1:30pm ET (see your local time)

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What a beautiful gift to our intentional community builders and leaders! FIC’s programs provide a way for thinking and concerned people to collaborate for solutions to our multitude of global crises. Thank you FIC!Terri Garcia

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